TRUST: Never Be Put to Shame


One of the most comforting thoughts in my pursuit of God is that I have never felt like a fool or experienced that feeling from trusting in God. In life, we will have to trust in something or someone. God desires that we trust in Him. Why? God says TRUST: Never Be Put to Shame.

God knows that He never slumbers or sleeps. God knows that He never fails. In fact, He is incapable of failing. God knows He knows all and what is best. God knows what we need when we need it. God is God; therefore, it makes sense for us to trust Him.God says TRUST: Never Be Put to Shame. Despite that, trusting God is our greatest challenge in life. We are reminded in Psalms 20 that some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we, as true followers of Christ, must trust in the name of the Lord our God.

In our text, Psalm 25, today, we see that God says TRUST: Never Be Put to Shame.

Psalm 25

In you, Lord my God,
    I put my trust.

I trust in you;
    do not let me be put to shame,
    nor let my enemies triumph over me.
No one who hopes in you
    will ever be put to shame,
but shame will come on those
    who are treacherous without cause.

Our choice to trust is always God or someone/something else. Who or what in all of creation is more able, trustworthy, all powerful, etc. than Jehovah, the Almighty God? It is a rhetorical question. We know that no one or no thing is superior to God. So why our penchant for trusting in chariots and horses? We are sinful; yet, God says TRUST: Never Be Put to Shame.

The psalmist here tells us that No one who hopes in God will ever be put to shame. The word used here for hope is qavah which means to wait, look for, hope, expect. In order to do that, one must trust or have faith in who God is, His character, and what God has done/can do, His works or the power thereof. We do not wait or expect anything from one whom we feel cannot deliver. God has delivered throughout His Word. He is currently delivering us. Are you trusting in Him to see and experience His deliverance or faithfulness.

Shame in this passage is the word buwsh which means to be overwhelmed with unexpected calamity for failing to rely on God. It is to be put to silence because of your misplaced faith failed you in what you were expecting. The object of one’s faith either delivers or not. God says that He delivers, but shame will come on those who fail to trust in Him. God says TRUST: Never Be Put to Shame.

What will it be for you today shame or joy? Choose God!

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